COLOR PRICING FAQ
PLEASE READ THIS PAGE IN ITS ENTIRETY. THIS INFORMATION WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH DETAILS TO UNDERSTAND SOME OF THE PROCESSES AND COSTS INVOLVED TO ACHIEVE YOUR COLOR TRANSFORMATION. MANY ON-TREND COLOR TRANSFORMATIONS ARE COSTLY DUE TO THE EXTENSIVE TIME AND PRODUCTS, COMBINED WITH STYLIST TRAINING REQUIRED. WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND SCHEDULING A CONSULTATION ($25) WITH ONE OF OUR COLOR EXPERTS TO FULLY UNDERSTAND WHAT YOUR HAIR MIGHT NEED IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE YOUR DESIRED RESULT.
How much will my color cost?
Based on your length, existing color, texture and density (how much hair you have) combined with the products, techniques and services provided to reach your desired end result, we can provide you an estimate up front following a consultation only.
PRICE QUOTES CAN ONLY BE GIVEN BY YOUR STYLIST, FOLLOWING A CONSULTATION, TELEPHONE OR ONLINE QUOTES WILL NOT BE ACCURATE DUE TO THE HIGHLY CUSTOMIZED NATURE OF OUR COLOR SERVICES.
CONSULTATION WILL PROVIDE YOU THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE YOUR INSPIRATION PIX WITH YOUR STYLIST AND TO RECEIVE THE *MOST ACCURATE PRICE QUOTE IN ADVANCE AND ALLOW FOR ANY PRE-COLOR TREATMENTS YOUR HAIR MIGHT REQUIRE OR BENEFIT FROM.
*SOME COLOR SERVICES MAY INCUR ADDITIONAL FEES IN ADDITION TO PRE-QUOTED FEES FOR REQUIRED TECHNIQUE OR PRODUCT USED IF YOUR HAIR RESPONDS UNPREDICTABLY
SEND US PIX! We recommend that you send us images of your hair and your inspiration pix (1-3) that we can share with our Hair Stylists in advance. The Hills Stylist will provide an evaluation of your hair and a price estimate. You will have the opportunity to discuss the process required to achieve your desired look prior to your allotted appointment time.
*PLEASE NOTE: Not all hair color images can be duplicated exactly. Many online images are filtered and therefore not realistic. Your wave pattern, density, texture, length, level of resistance, previous hair color history and other factors can affect how color or bleach processes in your hair, and you will not know how some of those factors come into play until you actually begin the color process.
BASIC COLOR: ( AKA ROOT TOUCH UP & GLAZING )
Our SINGLE PROCESS COLOR is typical for root touch up color in your natural color, typically to cover grey, where your re-growth is visible up to 1/2 “. ( 4-8 weeks of regrowth ). For root color beyond 1/2”, (8-12+ weeks of regrowth) fees will be increased accordingly. Extra Bowl Fees may be added if your hair required additional color mixing
A Glazing color treatment (coloring/refreshing the length of the hair shaft to the ends) is ฿2800+ which will increase based on your length, density and amount of product used. Glazing is a semi-permanent color which causes no damage to your hair, and will add color richness, tonal quality, shine & manageability.
Color toning lasts about 8-10 shampoos and should be applied to hair between root color appointments, or every 3-6 weeks. Extra Bowl Fee ($25) Glazing (AKA Toning) is required after any bleaching service to achieve appropriate tonal quality. Bleach alone does not typically achieve the desired end result by itself.
Bleach is used to remove color from your hair, both natural color (as in Highlighting, Balayage or Ombre) or previously applied color when used as a decolorizer.
We HIGHLY RECOMMEND adding OLAPLEX shot (฿500) together with signature hair treatment to all hair coloring services to maintain the integrity of your hair. OLAPLEX is like insurance for your hair: it dramatically reduces breakage, repairs disulfide bonds and helps make your color last longer.
We carry OLAPLEX #3, #6 Styling Creme & #7 Bonding oil to strengthen and repair hair at home between color and/or Olaplex treatment appointments, Please speak to your Stylist to determine if this will benefit your hair.
What is and how much is Balayage?
Balayage is a French style of free hand “painting” technique where your stylist will apply color or bleach to larger sections of hair without (sometimes with) using foils. Balayage gives the look of naturally “sun lightened” hair. Your natural color will remain at the roots, so your hair will have darker roots and lighter ends. Balayage can grow out naturally and still look good, if your not ready to commit to Highlighting retouches every 6 - 12 weeks. Balayage is usually in the range of ฿6,500-฿14,000+, based on your hairs condition, color history, length, density and texture and typically takes longer to perform than typical foil highlights.
What are Babylights?
Babylights are extremely popular due to social media and celebrities who love them! Babylights refers to a subtle coloring technique where hair is sectioned into very fine strands in such a way that the highlights perfectly blend all over with your natural hair color. The results is an all over lighter look with a very natural root line, like that of a baby’s hair after a day out in the sun! Especially recommended for fine hair clients.
Babylights take a much greater amount of time to apply and will range from ฿4,000-฿10,000+, based on your density, texture and length. Babylights can grow out naturally if you choose to do so, as the strands are finely colored. Toner or glazing may be required following Babylights to achieve your desired result. Fee for Glaze or toning : ฿1,500+
OLAPLEX IS Recommended with all color services for optimal hair health.
What is OLAPLEX?
Olaplex is a three-step process which includes a patented active ingredient that works on a molecular level to seek out broken bonds in the hair that are caused by chemical, thermal, and mechanical damage ensuring the strongest, shiniest and healthiest hair possible. Olaplex is added to hair services to restore compromised hair and provide the ultimate breakage insurance. Add on fee: ฿3,000+ I At home treatments range ฿1,400/bottle
What are Lowlights?
Lowlights are a great way to add dimensional color to your hair by coloring certain areas darker than your natural hair color or to previously lifted color. Lowlights add depth and look good on all types of hair. Many times, lowlights are added to the lower layers of your hair so that blending of your lightened hair and natural color can be achieved. Lowlights will add dimension and accentuate movement in your hair. Many stylists will combine highlights and lowlights to create dimensional color and interest. ฿2,000-฿3,000
What is Transformational Color?
If you wish to totally transform your look, from light to dark, from dark to light, from brown to blue or blonde to Red, Multi dimensional colors, and almost any creative color = Transformational color.
The very nature of Transformational color may and often does require: bleaching or lifting, filling or stabilizing, highlights, lowlights, glazing, specialty techniques, and any combination of these!
Transformational color may also be referred to as Corrective Color in some cases, Transformational Color can and does take considerably more time, product, technique, care and even multiple visits to safely achieve desired results.
OLAPLEX INCLUDED IN TRANSFORMATIONAL COLOR
Will Color Damage my hair?
The Hills uses certified organic products to ensure the least damage occur. However, in order to deposit color into your hair shaft, peroxide is used to deposit color. Hair may feel drier following lightening services and can become brittle and dry if not properly treated before, during and after your color service. Removing color from hair with bleach has the greatest potential for damage to your hair if not done professionally.
We are a dedicated PROFESSIONAL SALON and with much pride, ensure the highest quality of color products are used on your hair. Natulique and Kitoko is a superior color line that uses intralipid technology, low level to none ammonia, and offer both permanent & semi-permanent colors to ensure the optimal health of your hair.
The products and styling tools you use on your hair daily will make a difference in the health of your hair. Heat tools (hairdryers, curling irons & flat irons) used too frequently can degrade the health of your hair. We suggest minimal use of high heat tools, and only with with use of heat styling aides to protect from heat damage.
PLEASE BE HONEST AND PREPARED TO EXPLAIN PREVIOUS HAIR COLOR, PRODUCT AND TREATMENT HISTORY AT YOUR CONSULTATION TO ENSURE THE BEST RESULT.
Our top priority is to maintain the integrity of your hair and we will always recommend proper styling aides, moisture care, conditioner and treatments to protect your hair and hair investment! NATULIQUE, KERATHERAPHY, MILKSHAKE, and OLAPLEX are recognized as some of the finest hair care lines available in the industry, used by many celebrities and top level salons.
**We DO RESERVE THE RIGHT to deny any color or service requests that we feel may create damage to your hair:
BRING YOUR PIX!**
We request that you come prepared to your consultation with images that you can share with your Stylist.
Your Stylist will provide you with an evaluation of your hair and discuss the ability and processes it will take to achieve your desired look. Please let your Stylist know if you need price break down in advance.
*PLEASE NOTE: Not all hair color images can be duplicated exactly. Many online images are filtered and therefore not realistic. Your wave pattern, density, texture, length, level of resistance, previous hair color history, natural shade and other factors affect how color or bleach processes in your hair, and you will not know how some of those factors come into play until you actually begin the color process.
How long will it take to achieve my desired color?
Application time for color ranges from 20-30 min (single root color or glaze) to 90 min (highlighting or foils). Processing time for color ranges from 5 minutes for a blonde toning to 1 hour for highly resistant hair. The range is wide and is determined by the specific technique, product, resistance and condition of your hair.
Basic Root Color retouch* : Application time: 30-45 min I Processing time: 45 min
Highlighting*: Application time: 45 - 90 min I Processing time: 45-60min
Babylights*: Application time: 1-2 hours Processing time 45 min
*All times are average and approximate. Timing should be discussed with your Stylist if it is a concern. DO NOT try to “squeeze in” amazing color :)
Great hair takes time and we want you to have GREAT HAIR! Rushing the color process usually doesn’t end well,
SOME POPULAR COLORS/STYLES CAN TAKE SEVERAL VISITS TO ACHIEVE. MULTIPLE SESSIONS MAY BE PRESCRIBED BASED ON YOUR DESIRED LOOK AND WILL BE ASSOCIATED WITH APPROPRIATE FEES.
WHAT IF I HAVE LONG/THICK HAIR?
Long, Thick, Resistant & Grey hair may require additional product and time, therefore additional fees may be applied. Any such fees will be presented in advance of application. Additional Bowl Fee $25e
How long will my color last?
Permanent Color stays in your hair until it grows out or is removed by de-colorizing it with lightener. Permanent colors can fade and may require freshening up after about 28 shampoos. Permanent color is primarily used on roots due to its permanency. (Darker colors typically last longer, Reds often fade faster due to their molecular structure)
Semi Permanent Color lasts about 8-15 Shampoos. Semi permanent colors are typically used for ends (non roots), for toning highlighted or de-colorized hair to achieve a specific tone, to “blur” grey or for any guest wanting to try a new color without a permanent commitment to it! Semi Permanent colors should be refreshed every 4-6 weeks for continued tonal quality, shine and health of hair. Semi permanent color coats the hair strands adding support and shine to the hair.
Bleaching (aka De-colorizing) hair removes color permanently. Toning is required following bleach to acquire most desired tones.
OTHER CONTRIBUTING FACTORS
Your hairs pre-color condition will contribute to the longevity of your color. Sun exposure will lighten or fade color, washing hair in hot water can also contribute to fading: warm water is recommended for regular shampooing. Heat styling can lighten color, so heat protection styling aides are essential. Improper and low quality hair products can strip color quickly, therefore we recommend only the finest quality products be used on your hair color investment, like ORIBE, GOLDWELL and OLAPLEX.
Masks, deep conditioning treatments and OLAPLEX will all increase the longevity and health of your color.